Friday, November 21, 2008
So the people have spoken. John Key has been given a mandate for change, the scribes have claimed. In my opinion Johny Key has been given a poisonous chalice for change!
As far as the economic problems are concerned, the tsunami hasn't reached NZ shores yet!
The new National Government has some strange new bedfellows when considering Rodney Hide and his economic misfits and political clowns; Peter Dunne, the done deal; and the politically expedient Maori Party leaders, Pita and Turiana - a majority of their party votes were cast for Labour. Those chickens will be coming home to roost in three years, and what will happen to the Maori Party when they do? Indeed!
The new Labour leadership of Phil Goff and Annette King may actually get a greater boost and opportunity for their brand of change at the next elections.
Too late for the New Zealand people; Helen Clark will have ridden off into the sunset by then, and Michael Cullen will want to spend more time with his grandchildren; and Jim Anderton will have taken his long overdue and earned National Super!